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Old 07-03-2010, 11:06 AM   #11
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Wow, a lot of work there. That'* the problem with cast aluminum. Going to take a long time to get them all smooth, but should be well worth the effort. When done I would suggest not driving them in winter though.
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oh no, this car never sees bad weather. Not a trailer queen, I just drive it on the weekends.

Ive been trying to research better ways of smoothing the pitting, I know it can be done. I have a mini D/A sander that uses 2" discs but I'm waiting for lower grit discs to be shipped. That should help the process and my motivation, lol.
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quick update, hand sanding with 80 grit. Got rid of alot of the pitting. Still waiting on the 2" sanding pads. Still have lots more to do. Ignore the dirty floor, no garage door at the moment so I havn't bothered to sweep..



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if you have a small air compressor they have a sand blast kit from campbell haussfield you can get it at walmart. the bag of slag some auto parts stores carry it but i forget the prices
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Those look great chromed out!!
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if you have a small air compressor they have a sand blast kit from campbell haussfield you can get it at walmart. the bag of slag some auto parts stores carry it but i forget the prices
oh no, I have all that equipment. I just want to get ahold of the person that did sand or media blast these and slap them around for a little bit, lol.
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Not to intending over state the obvious...but you are wearing a good breathing protection with all that alumimum sanding your doing? You don't want that stuff in your lungs.

Otherwise...great work...I can imagine how much time this is taking. Kudos to you for taking it on.
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Yep, got a mask on. I guess I should have made a point about PPE.

Trust me the urge to say forget about it and paint them is on my mind alot, and it might happen yet. Just depends on how things blend.
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not as bad as galvanized steel. that stuff is nasty.. I got that dust in my eyes beforee. AHHHH!! and breathing it in made me really sick
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been a while since my last update, just been real busy.

been working on the pitting inside the spokes and where the transition to where they meet the face of the wheel. Pics soon. Dremel with a 80 grit flapper has been helping alot.

Don't worry, I'm not giving up on this project.
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